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Physical appearance and voice in male-to-female transsexuals

John Van Borsel UGent, GRETA DE CUYPERE and Hilde Van Den Berghe (2001) JOURNAL OF VOICE. 15(4). p.570-575
abstract
It has been suggested that sex judgments of male-to-female transsexuals based on the voice may be influenced by the physical appearance of the clients. To explore this hypothesis, a listener experiment was designed in which a panel of 22 laypersons and 22 students in speech-language pathology rated the "femaleness" of fourteen male-to-female transsexuals from video-recorded speech samples in three modes of presentation: auditory-only presentation, visual-only presentation, and audiovisual presentation. Results indicate that appearance and voice are indeed interacting factor,.,. Ratings from the auditory-only presentation were significantly lower than ratings front the audiovisual presentation and ratings from the visual-only presentation were significantly higher than those from the audiovisual presentation. It follows that the success of voice training in male-to-female transsexuals is not solely dependent oil vocal characteristics and that speech pathologists should consider incorporating physical appearance as a treatment and outcome variable in the voice training of male-to-female transsexuals.
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published
subject
keyword
voice, transsexuals, gender, physical appearance
journal title
JOURNAL OF VOICE
J. Voice
volume
15
issue
4
pages
570 - 575
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000172802800014
JCR category
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
JCR impact factor
0.59 (2001)
JCR rank
21/29 (2001)
JCR quartile
3 (2001)
ISSN
0892-1997
DOI
10.1016/S0892-1997(01)00059-5
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
142947
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-142947
date created
2004-01-14 13:37:00
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  abstract     = {It has been suggested that sex judgments of male-to-female transsexuals based on the voice may be influenced by the physical appearance of the clients. To explore this hypothesis, a listener experiment was designed in which a panel of 22 laypersons and 22 students in speech-language pathology rated the {\textacutedbl}femaleness{\textacutedbl} of fourteen male-to-female transsexuals from video-recorded speech samples in three modes of presentation: auditory-only presentation, visual-only presentation, and audiovisual presentation. Results indicate that appearance and voice are indeed interacting factor,.,. Ratings from the auditory-only presentation were significantly lower than ratings front the audiovisual presentation and ratings from the visual-only presentation were significantly higher than those from the audiovisual presentation. It follows that the success of voice training in male-to-female transsexuals is not solely dependent oil vocal characteristics and that speech pathologists should consider incorporating physical appearance as a treatment and outcome variable in the voice training of male-to-female transsexuals.},
  author       = {Van Borsel, John and DE CUYPERE, GRETA and Van Den Berghe, Hilde},
  issn         = {0892-1997},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF VOICE},
  keyword      = {voice,transsexuals,gender,physical appearance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {570--575},
  title        = {Physical appearance and voice in male-to-female transsexuals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0892-1997(01)00059-5},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2001},
}

Chicago
Van Borsel, John, GRETA DE CUYPERE, and HILDE VAN DEN BERGHE. 2001. “Physical Appearance and Voice in Male-to-female Transsexuals.” Journal of Voice 15 (4): 570–575.
APA
Van Borsel, J., DE CUYPERE, G., & VAN DEN BERGHE, H. (2001). Physical appearance and voice in male-to-female transsexuals. JOURNAL OF VOICE, 15(4), 570–575.
Vancouver
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Van Borsel J, DE CUYPERE G, VAN DEN BERGHE H. Physical appearance and voice in male-to-female transsexuals. JOURNAL OF VOICE. 2001;15(4):570–5.
MLA
Van Borsel, John, GRETA DE CUYPERE, and HILDE VAN DEN BERGHE. “Physical Appearance and Voice in Male-to-female Transsexuals.” JOURNAL OF VOICE 15.4 (2001): 570–575. Print.